Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods cease because the ovaries are no longer producing the hormones,oestrogen and progesterone. It is officially classed as menopause when a woman has had no period for a full year and once it starts, it means that a woman is no longer able to become pregnant. The common symptoms leading up to the menopause and the menopause itself, includes irregular or absent menstruation, sleeplessness, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, mood changes, anxiety, joint pain and increased vaginal or urinary tract infections. Women can suffer with some of these symptoms for months or years after a woman stops menstruating. Modern Western Medical treatment for the menopause is prescribing HRT. Taking HRT does not come without risks and some of the issues that it can cause are an increased risk of stroke, an increased risk of VTE or venothrombotic events such as a blood clot in the legs or lungs. Plus it has been linked to gallstones and gallbladder disease. Add onto that, the data on breast cancer is not yet out so there’s mixed feelings on whether or not hormone replacement increases breast cancer.
TCM believes that the menopause is natural state of being and in actual fact there has never been a category termed menopause in ancient texts. It was always classed under the signs and symptoms suffered, whether is low mood, night sweats etc…..
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs really help and I would really like more Drs to consider advising women to try natural solutions before prescribing HRT. They are natural drug free therapies that offer relief from debilitating symptoms without the risks associated with more conventional treatments. We view this time as a natural transition where the body’s hormones are in a state of flux. We focus on restoring and balancing the woman’s energy which in turn not only help with the physical issues that are present but her emotional and mental wellbeing too, allowing the woman to journey through this natural time of her life with more ease and calm .
We help with
- Hot Flushes
- Night Sweats
- Dry Eyes
- Mood Swings